Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalban Dead at 88

Legendary actor Ricardo Montalban has passed away at the age of 88 after experience declining health over the last several days. He died at 6:30am in his home. The exact cause of dead was not released.

While most people may know him as Mr. Roarke from Fantasy Island, Star Trek fans know the actor best for his role as one of the more famous sci-fi villains of Khan Noonien Singh introduced in The Original Series "Space Seed" and reprising the role for fan favorite Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

My condolences to his family, Star Trek and Hollywood has lost one of its best.


  1. First, I want to say that I'm sad that Mrs. Roddenberry past away a few weeks ago. Secondly, I am sad to see that Ricardo Montalban died this morning. Thirdly, well, I hope there is not a third because, in the Star Trek universe, bad things happen in three's.

  2. KHAAAAN!!! RIP to a legendary actor.

  3. Montalban epitomized the suave host image; and he did a great job in the Wrath of Kahn! he will be missed.